San Jose may be the Capital of Silicon Valley, but it is very much a tale of two cities with significant inequality for income and connectedness.
Bill Clinton made some diva demands as a six-figure speaker when he left the White House for the lecture circuit.
Plans to build an Islamic center in rural San Martin have—once again—stirred up anti-Muslim sentiment.
Hillary Clinton, who has mastered the art of political timing, has become in these past two weeks a model for how to change perceptions.
Fly predicted it was only a matter of time, and Nora Campos didn’t let us down. Instead she continues to fail her district.
Silicon Valley was once the female capital of the world for political power, but times have changed. In order to make progress, we need to not only elect more women leaders but also change the culture in which they are forced to compete.
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University held a program on campaign ethics Friday. The central question posed: Do campaigns have ethical standards? It is not a question that can be fully answered in a sound bite. So let’s start with the three core issues: lies, inconsistency and money.
The titans of Silicon Valley need some personal public relation advisors. Marissa Mayer, Tim Cook, Meg Whitman, Scott McNealy and many others fail to grasp the most basic PR concepts. They don’t have to look far for good role models. David Packard, Bill Hewlett, Steve Jobs and Gordon Moore were masters at molding their public image.
Omar Torres, executive director of the local nonprofit Santa Maria Urban Ministry (SMUM), joins San Jose Inside as a new columnist. In addition to writing about his work as a community organizer, Torres, who is an elected member of the Democratic Central Committee, will break down how politics work behind the scenes in San Jose and Santa Clara County.
If I had one request for Santa this holiday season, I would want him to work with each of our 31 school districts—too many, for sure—and make certain they have plans to expand STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curricular planning to include the Arts.